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Entries in ClubConnect (9)

Thursday
Feb232017

CLUBCONNECT INTEGRATES NFPT EDUCATION INTO CERTIFICATION PREP PLATFORM

San Diego, CA – ClubConnect and National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT) are announcing their joint effort to bring a foundational learning approach to personal trainer certification prep. Health clubs who use the ClubConnect (www.clubconnect.com) educational platform have the option to access NFPT’s personal trainer education material and assessment demonstration videos for the purpose of learning and growing in the personal training profession. Use of these materials also adds confidence to certification preparation with the opportunity to sit for the accredited national certification exam and achieve the NFPT-CPT credential. NFPT (www.nfpt.com/education) education material is designed for a comprehensive back-to-basics approach that reinforces goal-oriented training methods that get results safely and effectively, for the long term. NFPT education is accessible and effective for the aspiring CPT, as well as existing CPTs who wish to expand on their knowledge base and credentialing.

NFPT’s Certification Director, Angie Pattengale, says, “we [NFPT] are excited to partner with ClubConnect because we know that their organizational priorities are in line with ours. At NFPT, we think about the user experience and the customer first in every decision that we make. We want our product and our people to be accessible and available, not only when someone starts our program but after they finish it too. We’re here to hear. We take what we hear and what we learn, and implement that into a process and product that people can easily use. We’re not here to help our up-and-coming trainers memorize stuff for a test; we’re here to help a learning process and to take the frustration out of tech in a tech-driven world. The team at ClubConnect shares the same sentiment for service, growth and development that starts with the needs and wants of the user first. At NFPT, we don’t try to be a one-stop-shop for everything personal training because we work instead to master the certification process and the tools needed to accomplish that specific goal. However, we do collaborate with partners that allow us to bring the one-stop-shop to our trainers and colleagues. We’re excited for this collaboration with ClubConnect as we look forward to working together in a like effort to support the needs of health clubs and their trainers.”

Jason Davis, President of ClubConnect (an Inspire360 company), says, “NFPT is seen as a leader in the personal training education space and we are thrilled to have them as a ClubConnect Education Partner. ClubConnect users now have the great added value of being able to access NFPT’s comprehensive resource for understanding fundamental exercise science and fitness training concepts. By including their education on ClubConnect, fitness professionals at over 4,500 locations will have 24/7 access to their best in class content. ”

The easy-to-use ClubConnect latform puts the club owner, manager and staff trainer in the driver’s seat. It offers the convenience of an educational hub where the user chooses the type and style of education that they need, when they need it. Staff certification and continuing education needs are met in an ala carte styled approach that provides access to personal trainer certification prep, continuing education courses and a variety of learning activities that meets the individual needs of the club and club staff. NFPT and ClubConnect recognize the privilege that it is to serve these very specific needs and look forward to growing the offering as partners of the clubs that it serves.

Wednesday
Dec212016

US Fitness Selects ClubConnect to Power Their Staff Education

(December 21, 2016) San Diego, CA— ClubConnect, the fastest growing club software platform in the fitness industry, is proud to announce that US Fitness (http://www.sportandhealth.com/) has joined its platform. ClubConnect (http://www.clubconnect.com) is the premiere health club-focused platform that powers the education for the world’s top health clubs. The platform includes certification verification, a fitness-specific LMS, 200 CEC courses, over 10,000 professional award-winning articles, a proprietary education score for each staff member, customized dashboards, a program-design tool, and much more.

Staying on top of the most current education has become a massive trend over the last few years with top health clubs including Life Time Fitness, Gold’s Gym, and Anytime Fitness, signing onto ClubConnect to satisfy this need. Today, US Fitness and its 40+ club locations joined this prestigious group of health clubs by partnering with ClubConnect to power their staff education. The ClubConnect platform currently delivers education to over 4,500 health clubs around the world.

Jason Davis, President of ClubConnect (an Inspire360 company), said “US Fitness has high standards for their partners. We are thrilled US Fitness has made a commitment to club education by signing onto ClubConnect. Their staff now has access to the best tools and resources in the industry.” 

About Inspire360

Inspire360 is dedicated to providing inspired software that is fanatically focused on helping health clubs and organizations in the fitness and wellness industry achieve remarkable things. Originally developed under IDEA Health & Fitness Association, the company builds on decades of experience in the health and fitness industry to deliver world-class software to educate fitness professionals and enhance profits for health clubs. Its two flagship products, ClubConnect and CoursePlus, are used by some of the most respected names in fitness, like the American College of Sports Medicine, EXOS, Lifetime Fitness, and Gold's Gym. For more information, visit www.clubconnect.com.

Wednesday
Nov302016

MYZONE Signs on as ClubConnect Education Partner

(November 30, 2016) San Diego, CA ClubConnect (http://www.clubconnect.com) is proud to announce that MYZONE (http://www.myzone.org/) signed onto its education platform today, solidifying its commitment to health club education. Through ClubConnect’s advanced learning management system, MYZONE will create educational courses for fitness professionals to learn how to effectively measure their clients’ effort and help them reach their goals with the MYZONE versatile chest strap monitoring system. 

Starting today, the MYZONE courses will be accessible for free to ClubConnect health clubs. Fitness professionals working at over 4,500 health clubs around the world are now able to tap into this critical education directly from their ClubConnect dashboards. In addition to MYZONE, other world-class education companies including EXOS, Gray Institute, ACSM, and TRX use the ClubConnect proprietary learning management system to deliver their industry-leading education.

“We needed a partner who was best in class. LMS is about more than online hosting of education; it is about accessibility, convenience, accountability and reach. For us, ClubConnect was the obvious choice," said Emmett Williams, President of MYZONE.

Jason Davis, President of ClubConnect (an Inspire360 company), said, “ClubConnect is the education hub for the world’s largest and most successful health clubs. I’m thrilled that MYZONE has put their education at the center of that hub. By including their education on ClubConnect, fitness professionals at over 4,500 locations will have 24/7 access to their best in class content.”

About Inspire360

Inspire360 is dedicated to providing inspired software that is fanatically focused on helping health clubs and organizations in the fitness and wellness industry achieve remarkable success. Originally developed under IDEA Health & Fitness Association, the company builds on decades of experience in the health and fitness industry to deliver world-class software to educate fitness professionals and enhance profits for health clubs. Its two flagship products, ClubConnect and CoursePlus, are used by some of the most respected names in fitness, like the American College of Sports Medicine, EXOS, Lifetime Fitness, and Gold's Gym. For more information, visithttp://www.clubconnect.com.

Wednesday
Nov092016

Club-Focused Spin-Off, Inspire360, Fueled by AIM Acquisition of IDEA

November 8, 2016: San Diego, CA — Peter Davis, co-founder of IDEA Health & Fitness Association, announced today the formation of Inspire360, a new software company focused on ClubConnect, the health club-focused platform that powers the education for the world’s top health clubs.
 
ClubConnect previously operated under the IDEA brand and spun-off into its own company when one of the world’s largest enthusiast media companies, Active Interest Media (AIM), acquired IDEA in October. Under an agreement with AIM, ClubConnect will continue to provide clubs with best-in-class IDEA content, continuing education courses, and certification verification. Ravi Sharma has been promoted to VP of Sales for Inspire360. The rest of the ClubConnect staff and software development team have also been moved to the new company.
 
The ClubConnect platform launched in 2013 and has grown to 4,500 club locations with clients including LifeTime Fitness, Gold’s Gym, and Anytime Fitness. It is the fastest growing club software platform in the industry and has significantly increased the success of clubs, trainers, and members around the world.
 
Jason Davis, President of Inspire360, said “AIM’s acquisition of the IDEA association (events, membership, and publications) really allows us to put 100% of our focus on ClubConnect. We’ve got a super smart, energetic team that’s been together for years. And with the operating agreement with AIM, our users will continue to access everything they’ve been counting on. Further, having just launched ClubConnect 2.0, we’re already at work on a game-changing member-facing platform in 2017. We are very excited for what is to come!”
 
In addition to ClubConnect, Inspire360 also provides CoursePlus, the fitness-focused learning management system (LMS) that is private-labeled to world class education companies such as EXOS, Gray Institute, ACSM, and TRX.
 
About Inspire360
 
Inspire360 is dedicated to providing inspired software that is fanatically focused on helping health clubs and organizations in the fitness and wellness industry achieve remarkable things. Originally developed under IDEA Health & Fitness Association, the company builds on decades of experience in the health and fitness industry to deliver world-class software to educate fitness professionals and enhance profits for health clubs. Its two flagship products, ClubConnect and CoursePlus, are used by some of the most respected names in fitness, like the American College of Sports Medicine, EXOS, Lifetime Fitness, and Gold’s Gym. For more information, visit www.inspire360inc.com.

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